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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Patent on MapReduce
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:06:48 GMT
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Something Something
<mailinglists19@gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's some more info:
>
> http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/01/googles-mapreduce-patent-what-does-it-mean-for-hadoop.ars
>
> It will be nice to get some official announcement from Apache Hadoop team
> regarding future of Hadoop.
>
> - A very scared Hadoop Fan :(

don't worry

every substantial application has a very large probability of patent
infringement

sooner or later, software patents will have to be abolished

- robert

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